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RUSSIA’S FIRST ENERGY MINISTER VLADIMIR LOPUKHIN DIED

26 may 2020

The Gaidar Institute regrets to inform that Vladimir Mikhailovich Lopukhin, Russia’s first Fuel and Energy Minister, member of the first composition of the government under President Boris Yeltsin died at the age of 68 on May 26, 2020.  Earlier, he was diagnosed with the coronavirus COVID-19.

K.KAZENIN AND I. STARODUBROVSKAYA: WHY DAGESTAN IS BADLY-HIT BY THE EPIDEMIC

21 may 2020

The RBK daily published a joint survey by the Gaidar Institute’s researchers Irina Starodubrovskaya and Konstantin Kazenin. The survey deals with the analysis of the factors behind the grave epidemiologic situation in Dagestan caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.

STEPAN ZEMTSOV HAS DELIVERED A REPORT ON THE OUTSPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS IN RUSSIA

21 may 2020

On May 20, 2020, Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher, the Innovation Economy Department, Gaidar Institute delivered a report on the topic: “The Coronavirus in Russia: Geography, Outspread and Implications” at the Zodchie cultural center.

NATALIA KORNIENKO ADDRESSED THE ROUND TABLE ON TRANSFORMATION OF TAXATION

18 may 2020

On May 18, 2020, Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Tax System Development Department, Gaidar Institute delivered a report on “The Transformation of the Individual Income Taxation amid Modern Modification of the Principles of Labor” within the framework of the “Actual Issues of the Transformation of the Taxation amid Global Changes” round table held at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

STEPAN ZEMTSOV MADE A REPORT AT THE XXI CONFERENCE HSE

15 may 2020

On May 12, 2020, Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation Economy Department, Gaidar Institute delivered a report on “The Arctic Entrepreneurship Before and After the Crisis and the Pandemic: Myths, Barriers and Prospects of Development” within the framework of the “Entrepreneurship in the Arctic. The Condition and Prospects of the Development in Modern Realities” online conference. 

ALEXEI VEDEV ADDRESSED THE “POST-PANDEMIC WORLD AND RUSSIA: THE NEW REALITY?” ONLINE CONFERENCE

14 may 2020

On May 14, 2020, Alexei Vedev, Head of the Financial Studies Department, Gaidar Institute took part in the “Post-Pandemic World and Russia: New Reality?”online session held within the framework of the Moscow Academic Economic Forum (MAEF).  

STEPAN ZEMTSOV ADDRESSES THE SEMINAR ON GLOBAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIES

08 may 2020

On May 7, Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation Economy Department, Gaidar Institute delivered a report on the topic “The Pandemic, Crisis and Digitalization:  How Should Russian Regions Adapt?” at the seminar on the global and regional economies  which was held at the Lomonosov MSE MSU.

V. BARINOVA, S. ZEMTSOV: IMPLICATIONS OF A LOSS OF SMALL BUSINESS FOR THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY

03 may 2020

The Forbes published a joint study by Vera Barinova, Head of the Innovation Economy Department, Gaidar Institute and Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation Economy Department, in which they analyzed the impact of the crisis and the pandemic on the sector of small and mid-sized enterprises and the economy as a whole.

IRINA STARODUBROVSKAYA: THE FATE OF CITIES DURING AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC

01 may 2020

In the article carried by the RBK, Irina Starodubrovskaya, Director of the Center for Political Economy and Regional Development, Gaidar Institute told about the impact of the pandemic on large cities, the importance of rendering support to them, as well as the ways of mitigation of the current crisis’s implications.

NATALIA KORNIENKO SPOKE AT THE ONLINE SEMINAR “MONITORING TAX OPERATIONS. BUSINESS VS FTS”

24 april 2020

On April 24, Natalya Kornienko, Head of the Tax System Development Department of the Gaidar Institute, took part as a co-speaker at the online conference “Monitoring tax operations. Business VS FTS".

AN OVERVIEW “RUSSIAN ECONOMY IN 2019. TRENDS AND PROSPECTS” PUBLISHED

24 april 2020

The Gaidar Institute published an overview “Russian Economy in 2019. Trends and Prospects”.

NATALIA KORNIENKO: DATA INFORMATION REGISTER IS OUR FUTURE

22 april 2020

Natalia Kornienko, Head of the Tax System Development Department of the Gaidar Institute, gave an interview to “Radio Russia” dedicated to creation of a single federal data information register on the Russian population. 

REGNUM PUBLISHED A REVIEW ON THE BOOK “THE MORAL ECONOMY” BY SAMUEL BOWLES ISSUED BY THE GAIDAR INSTITUTE

22 april 2020

Nowadays, the authorities and business take advantage of bans, fines and penalties. It is assumed that ordinary citizens are selfish, who must be kept on a tight leash applying brutal force (or monetary benefits) and to channel them in the right direction. However, is it true? 

REPUBLIC PUBLISHED A REVIEW ON “WAR, WINE AND TAXES” BY JOHN NYE, ISSUED BY GAIDAR INSTITUTE

17 april 2020

In the recent past, any government wishing to fill the treasury had to double down on alcohol excise taxes.

GAIDAR INSTITUTE TOOK PART IN THE INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE “IN DARK TIMES, THINK TANKS KEEP THEIR LIGHTS ON"

05 april 2020

Gaidar Institute took part in the international initiative for research and development centers “In dark times, think tanks keep their lights on", dedicated to the fight against spread of coronavirus pandemic.

THE THIRD ANNUAL REPORT “HIGH- TECH BUSINESS IN RUSSIAN REGIONS -2020” PUBLISHED

03 april 2020

The third annual report “High-tech business in Russian regions-2020” dedicated to the examination of the development opportunities for regions and businesses amid crisis digital transformation has been published. The study was conducted by experts of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Gaidar Institute and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia with the support of the Interfax Group.
As noted by Stepan Zemtsov, Senior Researcher of the Innovation Economics Department of the Gaidar Institute, the principal author and editor of the report, the relevance of the non-resource business study increased significantly in 2020 amid falling oil prices, declining demand and the forced digital transformation of business as a response to quarantine measures. As part of anti-crisis measures, digitalization, robotics, introduction of online business models, expansion of distant work formats, will be a matter of priority for the coming years. Those businesses managing to successfully switch to digital transformation will survive and thrive after the crisis. 
The authors state in this study that a number of leading and the most successful regions in the development of high-tech business may become centers of long –term non-resource growth of the Russian economy, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Moscow region, Tatarstan, Nizhny Novgorod, Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen regions and some other RF subjects. The report presents the final typology of the regions according to conditions and results of high-tech development. The described differences between the regions in terms of digital inequality, Net-Ready, development of high-tech business, digitalization support practices and startups are significant, but now, in times of crisis, these differences became a proof of survival and economic growth in the future.
The report presents conclusions of annual monitoring, including a review of the personnel capacity in the regions, institutional conditions, infrastructure, public procurement, high-tech exports and tax revenues. A separate part is devoted to the development of startups with their potential to be the platform for long-term post-crisis development.
By the projection of experts, consequences of the current crisis can badly hit the high-tech business in 2020. In particular, public procurements were important for high-tech business while many of them have been frozen for the next few months. Many businesses (auto and aircraft industry, air transport) are focused on consumer demand, which has dramatically dropped. However, pharmaceuticals, electronics, medical products, ICT, R&D, education and healthcare can still win.
The authors of the study believe that a different economy awaits Russia after the crisis if it is possible to create conditions for digital transformation and industry 4.0. However, such crises last usually longer and harder because it will take time to find new solutions. Therefore, experts prepared several thematic reviews describing the possibilities for regions to adapt to digital economy by developing STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), supporting information technologies, and establishing corporate venture funds. Best regional practices related to digitalization support have been described.